Rihanna Throws Shade at the Super Bowl, Reveals Why She Didn’t Watch
If you didn't tune in to the Super Bowl last night, you're not the only one.
Rihanna revealed she was on a flight during the big game, but she didn’t mind one bit. In fact, she hilariously (but subtly) threw shade at a Super Bowl fan on the airplane who was concerned about not being able to watch the game mid-flight. Looking totally unimpressed, the "Work" singer posted an Instagram Story looking into the camera alongside the caption, "How can we watch super bowl on the flight? Me:"
She also shared a second video zooming into the passenger who sat a couple of rows behind her on the first-class flight, with the sticker "weirdo’ floating above her head.
Rihanna later clarified why she decided to boycott the Super Bowl this year—and as most fans expected, it's because of ex-NFL star Colin Kaepernick. She posted an illustration of the former quarterback kneeling alongside the caption, "For those of you who thought I was watchin super bowl... we beefin."
Kaepernick famously knelt during the national anthem in peaceful protest against racism and police brutality in 2016 and was later blacklisted by the NFL. Rihanna is reportedly among the musicians to who turned down the opportunity to perform during the halftime show, with sources telling Us Weekly, “They offered it to her but she said no because of the kneeling controversy. She doesn’t agree with the NFL’s stance.”